"Not long ago, I was up at around 2 AM with what promised to be a raging urinary tract infection. Anyone who has ever had one of these infections knows that they are not fun. The symptom are frequency of urination, accompanied by a burning sensation. After getting up every few minutes, I finally gathered up my blanket and pillow and perched myself on the throne. In a few minutes, my husband came into the bathroom with the thyme and lavender oils and told me to rub them in on my abdomen.